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Artificial flowers

by Bobby Darin. Buy album CD: Vol. 2-Mack The Knife

Artificial Flowers
Bobby Darin
Written by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick

(#20 in 1960)

Alone in the world was poor little Anne
As sweet a young child as you'd find.
Her parents had gone to their final reward
Leavin' their baby behind.

((Did you hear?)
This poor little child was only nine years of age
when mother and dad went away;
Still brav-el-y worked
At the one thing she knew
to earn her few pennies a day.

She made artificial flowers, artificial flowers,
Flowers for ladies of fashion to wear;
She made artificial flowers, you know those artificial flowers,
Fashions from Annie's despair.

With paper and shears, with some wire and wax
She made up each tulip and mum.
As snowflakes drifted into her tenement room
Her baby little fingers grew numb.

From makin' artificial flowers, those artificial flowers
Flowers for ladies of high fashion to wear.
She made artificial flowers, artificial flowers
Made from Annie's despair.

They found little Annie all covered in ice
Still clutchin' her poor frozen shears
Amidst all the blossoms she had fashioned by hand
And watered with all her young tears.

There must be a heaven where little Annie can play
In heavenly gardens and bowers.
And instea-a-ad of a halo she'll wear 'round her head
A garland of genuine flowers.

No more artificial flowers;
Throw away those artificial flowers,
Flowers for ladies of society to wear.
Throw away those artificial flowers,
Those dumb-dumb flowers,
Fashioned from Annie's,
Fashioned from A-a-a-annie's
(Give her the real thing!

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Album: Vol. 2-Mack The Knife (1991) Lyrics
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  1. Mack the knife
  2. Lazy river
  3. That's the way love is
  4. Beyond the sea
  5. Was There A Call For Me
  6. I Guess I'm Good For Nothing Blues
  7. Don't dream of anybody but me
  8. Guys And Dolls
  9. Down with love
  10. Black Coffee
  11. Pete kelly's blues
  12. Clementine
  13. Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home
  14. Artificial flowers
  15. I didn't know what time it was
  16. What A Difference A Day Made
  17. Skylark
  18. Just friends
  19. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  20. I guess i'll have to change my plan
  21. Christmas Auld Lang Syne


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